Reconsidering Decision Making in the Juvenile Court System Through the Lens of our Racial History

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On August 12, 2021, NJDC and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges hosted a discussion with noted professors Kristin Henning of Georgetown Law and Geoff Ward of Washington University in St. Louis, about the historical impact of racism and bias on the juvenile court system and the trauma that flows to youth…

Addendum B: Applying Adolescent development throughout the case

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This is the sixth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Ernestine S. Gray discusses how understanding of the developmental capacities of young people can impact judicial decision-making at every stage of a juvenile case.

Principle 5: Secure and healthy relationships promote adolescent success and positive development

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This is the fifth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh talks about the things we can do to help young people develop in positive ways.

Addendum A: Important judicial considerations regarding adolescent development

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This is the sixth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Karen Ashby reviews how adolescent development plays into considerations of positive youth development, racial justice, and procedural justice in juvenile courts.

Principle 4: Adolescent development & learning are affected by early childhood experiences

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This is the fourth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh discusses how prior traumatic experiences may influence how young people interact with others and their environment.

Principle 3: Adolescents develop at different rates socially, emotionally, physically, & cognitively

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This is the third in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh explains the science behind adolescent development and how it impacts youth decision-making.

Principle 2: Adolescents are less culpable and more capable of reform than adults

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This is the second of a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Ernestine S. Gray discusses how developmental concepts argue against harsher treatment of young people.

Fees & Costs Judicial Training Webinar

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Principle 1: Adolescents are constitutionally different from adults

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This is the first in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. This video includes the introduction, followed by Judge Karen Ashby discussing the U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence relevant to adolescent development.